Louis Williams's Blog Posts

May 21 2018 2394 1

A Fabulous Home for Entertaining Indoors or Outdoors. Just under 3600 sq feet of Living Area w/Open Flr Plan, Spacious Kit w/ Granite Counters, Island & Lots of Cabinets. Impressive

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May 18 2018 2394 1

Renovated cottage in Rue Bienvenu in New Orleans East! Freshly painted; granite, new hardwood floors; French doors to fenced backyard; great opportunity for first time homebuyer or investors!14063

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May 17 2018 2394 1

Fantastic family home coming soon in Magnolia Ridge subdivision.  Plenty of room for the whole family including a mother-in-law suite! His/hers master closets; AMAZING location close to the

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Coming Soon For Sale In The Heart Of Mandeville

The location doesn't get better than this in Cherry Creek subdivision. Close to everything! Beautiful French Country home on the pond!  This one won't last long!  Call us at 985.796

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May 11 2018 2394 1 Coming Soon In La Place

Gorgeous home coming on the market next week in the Belle Terre Country Club in La Place!  So many amenities in Belle Terre including golf course, swimming pool & tennis courts! 2101

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Coming Very Soon In Lake Ramsey

Coming on the market next week!  This lovely property in Lake Ramsey!  Lovely open floor plan with wood floors; formal dining room; pristine kitchen with granite and stainless steel

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May 8 2018 2394 1

224 E Richland Dr, Mandeville 4 bed 2.5 bath | 2265 sf | $300,000Look at this gorgeous house coming soon in Greenleaves! Elegant, well-maintained, updated and ready to move in! Call us at

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Coming Soon Country Retreat In Covington

4 bed 2 bath | 2255 sf |1.5 acres | $300,000Gorgeous country property on 1.5 acres with sprawling front and back porches; spacious kitchen, open floor plan, family room with cathedral ceilings &

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454 Camden Park Dr Covington

Beautiful french country home in Abita Lakes! Formal dining room; living room w/soaring ceilings, crown moulding, corner fireplace, wall of windows, brazilian cherry wood floors; sunny breakfast

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Coming Soon In Beau Chene

Absolutely stunning home coming on the market this week in Beau Chene with your own pool!  So much space for your whole family with large bonus room with wet bar; updated kitchen, amazing

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Coming Soon In Covington

24355 Lowe Davis Rd, Covington | 4 bed 4.5 bath | 3825 sf | Gorgeous country retreat on over 26 private acres with 4 acre pond! STUNNING renovated Acadian cottage w/wraparound porch; living

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Home Buyers Love The Williams Team

We love working with awesome clients such as these! Happy Clients make us HAPPY! If you or anyone you may know is looking to buy a home reach out to our buyer division or start your search today,

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Newly Built Homes In St Tammany By Price Range

Newly Built Homes in St Tammany by Price Range! Looking for new homes built in St Tammany Parish? Start your search by price point, here! If you are ready to learn how you can start the home

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List It Sell It Move On

Selling your home? NOW is the TIME! List It, Sell It, Move On!The Williams Team loves staying up to date on what is going on in our community, as well as helping our community BUY, SELL, & INVEST in

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FREE Workshop Path To Home Ownership

March 23rd, 5-7pm & OPEN TO EVERYONE!Join us for a FREE workshop where we will talk about some common fears, helpful facts about buying a home, securing yourself financially and we’ll

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Fun On The Northshore In March

Check out these fun events going on in March on the Northshore!ONGOING EVENTSCovington Brewhouse Brewery Tour11am-9pm, every Saturday226 E. Lockwood St, CovingtonTastings at Pontchartrain-

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Understanding Real Estate Lingo For Sellers

When you understand the lingo, you will feel better about discussing the sale of your home with a professional. The Williams Team wants you to feel comfortable every step of the way, we have

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BEST APPS For Home Buyers

So you are searching for a new home? Not only does working with the Buyer Division of The Williams Team help make those dreams come true but technology can help make your search a little easier.

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What People Are Saying About The Williams Team

A HUGE thank you to our clients and vendors who have left such wonderful reviews of the service they receive from The Williams Team!“Great customer service! Make you feel like family and add

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New Orleans Home For Sale 10948 Hardy Street

Home For Sale in New Orleans LA: 10948 Hardy Street - $240,000 / 2,833sqft / 4 beds & 2.5 bathsTraditional beauty with so many amenities starting with a grand foyer; large separate office;

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And The Winner Is Valentines Giveaway

The Williams Team has a winner for our Valentine's Giveaway! Congrats, JJ Jeffers! She has won $100 to Ox Lot 9, Covington's finest dining experience! Happy Valentines! (Stay tuned for our

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Most Expensive Homes In St Tammany Parish

Round up of the MOST EXPENSIVE homes on the market in St. Tammany Parish.No matter the price range, we are here to help you find the home of your dreams.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOST EXPENSIVE

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

The Williams Team loves staying up to date on what is going on in our community, as well as helping our community BUY, SELL, & INVEST in Real Estate. Our belief is that Real Estate should be

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Homes For Sale By Acreage 5 Acres Maybe 10

Take a look at these homes all on over 1 acre of land! Plenty of room for you to spread out and enjoy peace and quiet. Give us a call with any questions you may have 985-727-7168. The Williams Team

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We Are HIRING Showing Assistant NEEDED

Showing Assistant The Showing Assistant is highly sociable, optimistic, outgoing, and draws energy from working with people. This person will have a strong sense of urgency with the desire to

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Having Trouble Searching For A New Home The Williams Team Buyer Division Can Help

The Buyer Division of The Williams Team:START YOUR HOME SEARCH TODAY!The Buyer Division of The Williams Team is ready to help you fulfill your real estate dreams!Call or text us, today! 985.796

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Matthew Monson Won 35lbs Of Boiled Crawfish From The Williams Team

Matthew Monson of The Monson Law FirmWON 35lbs of Boiled Crawfish from The Williams Team!985.727.7168   |     www.thewilliamsteam.comHow much is my home worth? http:/

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Buying Selling A Home Is Just That Easy With The Williams Team

Phil is selling a home and Kate is searching for her Dream Home and they find one another Thanks to The Williams Team!985.727.7168 www.thewilliamsteam.comHow much is my home worth? 

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Details To Consider When Buying A Home

There's nothing worse than buying a new home and moving in only to find that major work needs to be done. You find yourself spending thousands of dollars on top of the price you just paid for your

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Press Release The Williams Team Evidence Of Success In Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 25, 2016The Williams Team Announces 2015 NumbersEvidence of Success in Numbers Mandeville,

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Dont Be Like Bill List Your Home With The Williams Team

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed reading our blog - The Williams Team loves staying up to date on what is going on in our community, as well as helping our community BUY, SELL, & INVEST in

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Upgrading To A Sale

When thinking about putting your house up for sale, it's common to wonder what types of upgrades you could make to better attract buyers. What's most important to consider is what improvements will

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Buying A Home With The Williams Team

The home-buying process can be a daunting task filled with various emotions. With the hopefulness of finding the house of your dreams, the anxiety of inspections, the stress of paperwork, and the

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Mortgage Rates Are Historically LOW

NOW is the time to BUY! Mortgage rates lower today, making it to the best levels in a month. The Buyer Division of The Williams Team is ready to help you fulfill your real estate dreams!Call or

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News From The Williams Team

Weekly Update from The Williams TeamWilliam Bohning, Team LeaderThe Williams Team had their Business Planning Clinic last week. Thank you Dawn Verdin Forshag-Realtor for your continued

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Weekly Update from The Williams Team

Weekly Update from The Williams Team  MREA Class Session IIYour Invitation to Session II of the 24 Topics from Gary Keller's "Millionaire Real Estate Agent” - Presented by Louis Williams

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We Love That Our Clients Vendors Fellow Agents Love Us

We are so fortunate that we have built and maintained positive relationships with our clients, vendors, & fellow agents. Our team has the BEST people with the RIGHT resources – providing

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Come See The Williams Team At MONSTER MASH

We are so excited to announce that The Williams Team will be participating in this year's event. COME SEE US AT MONSTER MASH FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE KINDLE and chat with us about all of your

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Todays Mortgage Rates In Todays Market

Did you know that borrowing costs for home loans have been spiraling down for the past 4 weeks, straight? This gives a break to buyers and providing current home owners a better chance to

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Let THE WILLIAMS TEAM Help You With All Your Real Estate Needs

The Williams TeamKeller Williams Realty Serviceswww.thewilliamsteam.comlouis@thewilliamsteam.com985-727-7124https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Williams-Team/239384969525136?fref

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Best Google Tricks And Tips

We ALL use Google, many of us on a daily basis as our personal assistant. Did you know that there are so many tricks and secrets to unleash the full power of Google? See some of the coolest

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Monster Mash At Bogue Falaya Park

MONSTER MASH!It is that time again, Halloween & Fall family festivities! One of our favorite events is The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center Monster Mash presented by Capital One.

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Real Estate Agent Safety Tips And Danger Signals

We are all extremely saddened to hear about the recent tragedy involving Barbara Carter, a real estate agent who was kidnapped & murdered by a monster. All while trying to do her

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EAT LOCAL EAT RIGHT

EAT LOCAL. EAT RIGHT.Why eating LOCAL is better – LOCAL food is fresher without a doubt, because when it gets to you, it is coming straight from the harvester which in turn is

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Ways To Stay Creative

Ways to Stay Creative: ·         Make lists, maybe even a bucket list ·         Carry a notebook everywhere,

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Will You Be Owning The New IPhone 6

Of course it is the new hype! It is the NEWEST of Apple! Who wouldn't want a larger screen and double the features?!Did you know that within the first 24 hours, Apple had over 4 million advance

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Habits That Can Make You Healthier Happier And More Successful

Habits That Can Make You Healthier Happier And More Successful1. Disorganized? You are just enhancing your Creativity! Did you know that after scientific research, it is proven that a “messy

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Dont Become Another Irrelevant Real Estate Agent After Closing

Don’t become another irrelevant real estate agent after closing!           According to a consumer panel at Real Estate Connect San Francisco, about 17% of

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Fundraiser Planned For Historic Lighthouse In Madisonville Louisiana

The historic lighthouse may just be a beautiful sight now, but it once served as a travel guide to many boaters and steamers that provided wood and bricks to the New Orleans area. The

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Phases Of Energy

1. Victim: This is where you are one step away from "why me" to "woe is me" 2. Anger: This one can be felt from blocks away even if they are not angry with you3. Responsibility: Don't you wish

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Top 10 Customer Service Guidelines

Customer Service is Customer Loyalty - trust develops as customers feel a connection with a company. Being committed to providing the best customer service is the driving force to producing

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Louisianas Favorite Summer Dessert

Some call it a snowball, others call it a snow cone, either way – they are the best dessert around during the summer heat! Snowballs are made up of compacted shaved ice that is flavored with yummy

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Past Present Future

A different outlook on life...."No matter what you have been through in life or the struggles you've endured, never blame your past on your present self; you become who you want to be, and your

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Manage Your Time Wisely

Let’s face it, we live in a world that wants immediate results  that requires immediate action and sometimes we fail to take a break. We sometimes start something without finishing or fail

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Information Overload

                                                       

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St Tammany Parish Northshore Is A Beautiful Place To Call Home

St. Tammany Parish’s Northshore is a beautiful place to call home in Louisiana. The Northshore is about 45 minutes north of New Orleans and is the choice for families,  foodies, nature,

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Sell Your Home Faster With These Home Staging Tips

Disassociate yourself with your home -         In order to sell your home, you must "let go", see the home as a HOUSE, say goodbye to every room, and picture

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The Goose Story

The Goose Story Next fall, when you see Geese heading South for the Winter, flying along in V formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why

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Recipe To Keep Yoi Warm During This Winter Weather

Need a recipe to keep you warm during this crazy Louisiana winter weather? Try this homemade chicken noodle soup! 1 whole chicken 1 large onion diced4 large carrots diced1 bell pepper

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Louisiana Winter Weather School Closures

We are snowed in, once again!See the below the school closures for St. Tammany and other surrounding parishes! Jefferson Parish: (Tues)* All Catholic schoolsOrleans Parish:* Annunciation

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Gain Peace Of Mind With A Home Warranty

When your home is on the market, you certainly do not want to worry with repair expenses of the home’s mechanical systems and appliances; therefore you need protection! Putting a warranty in

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St Tammany Parish Crime Statistics For 2013

This information was released yesterday by  St. Tammany Parish by Sheriff Jack Strain and thought I would share with you. Another great reason to live in St. Tammany Parish!The

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King Cake Recipe Its Mardi Gras Time

The Traditional King Cake is a favorite of Louisiana residents, & is on shelves everywhere during Mardi Gras season. Louisiana residents have brought this dessert into their homes and thought

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How To Repair Your Credit And Improve Your Score

Repairing poor credit is kind of like losing weight: It takes some time and it is no quick fix. Keep in mind that out of all of the ways to improve a credit score, a quick fix could backfire. The

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Simple Repairs To Sell Your Home FASTER

Since you are not the only house on the market, it is important to ensure that your home is in a good state of repair so that it is impressionable.Doorways - look over all of your entry ways

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The Six Thinking Hats Book Will Change The Way You Think

My team and I are reading “The Six Thinking Hats” – this book discusses the method that can change the way humans think. This method is highly used from large corporations to preschoolers, so

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How Do I Get Top Dollar For My Home

Since you are not the only house on the market, it is important to ensure that your home is in a good state of repair so that it is impressionable.Doorways - look over all of your entry ways

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What Is Motivation

Leadership and Motivation After attending the Leadership and Motivation KWU Class, I left with many new tools, resources, and techniques. My favorite topic was: What is Motivation?

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Happy Flashback Friday From The Williams Team Admin Staff

Happy Flashback Friday From The Williams Team Admin!

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Flashback Friday With The Williams Team

Happy Flashback Friday from The Williams Team Sales Crew!www.searchnolarealestate.com;

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Top Five Reasons To Buy Now Before Its To Late

 Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers

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Smartphone Apps To Supercharge Your Home Hunting

Put your smartphone to work! There are many affordable and even FREE apps that you can download to assist you in finding your dream home! Realtor.com - Search for Listings – FreeZipRealty - Search

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Just A Small Town

Yesterday, I logged on to Facebook and saw a post by a former employee that literally made my heart smile. Now, I know that sounds sissy, but I think you'll agree with how sweet it was. I asked her

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What Your Real Estate Agent Should Be Doing For You

 There are many ways in which a real estate agent can help facilitate the purchase of a new home. But a real estate agent is an equally valuable asset when you put your home on the market. You

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Looking For Positive Energy Get On The Bus

Last week at a conference, the key note speaker and his wife told our group about a book called the Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon. I, of course, didn't think anything of it, but loved his presentation.

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Stores Are Opening Earlier This Year For Black Friday

Is it me, or does Target opening at crack of dawn on Thanksgiving day bother anyone else? I mean, I'm all for watching women fight over the toaster oven that is $156.00 off and laughing, but

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No Shave For November

I've seen a few agents lately who are starting to look like they belong on Duck Dynasty. I asked why all of a sudden, they're growing their beards out (figuring it was just becoming a cultural)

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Ever Had One Of Those Days

Today, my friends, is one of those days. The kind of day that you can't wait for closing time so you can go drink a lot of... water. Sure, we'll go with water. It's the kind of day that starts

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Why Hello Classroom

Today, I was in Monroe, La. participating in a class for Keller Williams. And let me tell you, I do not miss the class setting. Sitting in my desk, taking notes on how to be a better realtor and

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What Does Football Teach Us About Leadership

Today, I'm watching the New Orleans Saints game. Sidenote: I still am completely in allegiance to the Carolina Panthers. But, I'm in Louisiana, and it's all Saints, all the time. While trying

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7 Ways To Get Rid Of Spam Forever

Whether you simply want to reduce the clutter in your email inbox or you’re concerned about the security of your information and hardware, here are some practical tips to reduce the spam you

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Explain Your Value In 10 Words Or Less

Every real estate business should be able to distill their unique value proposition down to less than 10 words – whether you serve consumers, agents or brokers. And it should make sense to a room

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5 Reasons To Call The Williams Team For Your Real Estate Needs

 Many now realize that it is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a

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Stop Being A Pop Tart Agent Bring Clients Into The Office First

A Canadian Realtor is recovering after being shot in the head Saturday on the grounds of a 19-acre, $1.88 million listing he represents near Vancouver, British Columbia. Franz Prokop of Macdonald

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Sex And Real Estate Whats Next

In the latest attempt at property porn, a real estate agent has produced a controversial video in a bid to sell a house in Thornlands, south-east of Brisbane.In the footage, posted to YouTube August

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Real Estates Version Of Road Rage

 Disputes over $150 ceiling fans, curtains, or a dusty chandelier may seem trivial when negotiating a home sale, but some real estate professionals say such squabbles have actually cost them

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Dont Let Perfectionism Keep You From Success

Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success?In my 15+ years of coaching real estate agents to be at the top of their game, I have seen that perfectionism

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How To Calculate The Square Footage Of Your Home

A house that sounds roomy and spacious online may actually have 800 of its square feet contained in a four-foot tall dirt-floor basement. What’s up with that? In Washington DC, my clients are

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Check Out All My New Listing On ZILLOW

Louis WilliamsKeller Williams Realty Services Covington on

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Got Mosquito Problems

WITH WARMER WEATHER COMES MOSQUITOS! WITH SUMMER APPROACHING I THOUGHT I'D SHARE THIS AGAINHave you noticed the Mosquitos are already out! Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos

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Rates Creeping Towards 4

Mortgage rates have seen their sixth consecutive week of rises as the average rate edges closer to 4%.Data released today by Freddie Mac shows yet another week of fixed mortgage rates climbing.

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Easy Exterior And Interior Painting Tips

The task of home painting projects may seem daunting, but by following a few helpful steps you can give your home a fresh, clean appearance and incorporate some of your favorite new home décor

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How The Short Sale Timeline Has Changed

In an attempt to help more consumers who are facing foreclosure, Chase has streamlined their requirements in order to expedite their short sale process. We will cover the basics on the process and

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Home Haunted

After watching American Horror Story, I know a few of my clients who have become worried that their new home might be.... for a lack of a better term, "haunted." Sounds silly, but you wouldn't

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Looking To Move To Louisiana

Looking to buy in Southern Louisiana, along the magestic bayous or country landscape? If you, or someone you know, is looking to make a move to the beautiful state of Louisiana, then our team is

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Are Your Teens Looking For A Summer Job

The summer job has long been considered a rite of passage for American teenagers but sluggish job growth has made securing employment – for anyone – a job itself.With work hard to come by in

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The Williams Team Hangout What Is Yours

Yin and Yang are actually complementary, not opposing, forces, Interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part.YinThe place for quiet conversation, great food, ,

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Not Just Another Diet Please

I recently started a cleanse/detox to help pinpoint all the digestive issues ive been having. Lyn Gynet-Recitas wrote this book (The Plan) and I think she may be on to something.. Obviously. Its all

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Power Brokers Strategies For New Age

From inventory shortages to a changing investor landscape, the real estate playing field has changed, and success moving forward means staying in step and remaining relevant to today’s consumers.

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Have You Been Approved To Buy

It's a very well known fact amongst us realtors that the first step to helping clients get closer to their dream of homeownership is the pre approval process. Sellers are also more and more aware

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No Trust Or Rapport No Sale Or Referrals

[1]Have you ever had a sale that didn’t close and you weren’t sure why? Chances are you lost the sale because you didn’t establish sufficient trust and rapport with your prospect. Once you

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There Is No Crying In Real Estate

My birthday was not too long ago; I turned.... well, I turned 30-something. And even though I'm technically an adult, reverting back to temper-tantrums and hissy-fits sometimes crosses my mind,

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Is It A Full Moon

Everytime something strange, weird or crazy happened, my mother use to say "Hmm... It must be a full moon. All of the crazies are out tonight."  After the bombing in Boston, the fire and

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The Realtor you hire better know technology

Real estate-related searches on Google.com have grown 253 percent over the past four years, according to a joint study from the National Association of REALTORS® and Google. “Increasingly,

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Please Teach Home Ownership in School

Sadly, No one really teaches Home-ownership and for what could be the largest investment in a persons life, way too many homeowners have no plan for owning and maintaining a home. There is no

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Eco Friendly Homes In or Out

Eco-friendly homes have gone mainstream: most people would trade in their swimming pools for Energy Star appliances and CFL lighting, according to our survey of realtor.com users. The desire to be

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What will Keep You From Being Successful

America continues to be the world’s largest economy and boasts the lion share of global billionaires. In fact, there were reportedly 442 billionaires in America in 2012—the nationality

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Logic Makes You Think Emotion Makes You Act

Making decisions and reacting to situations can be trying at times. The ability to maintain objectivity and keep emotion out of the decision-making process is important in business situations. ;

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What’s next for online real estate

Could we do a better job of helping people find homes through technology? I think the answer resoundingly, is yes. Something I saw this week opened my eyes to that possibility. But first, some

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Three easy steps for selling your house FAST

Do you want to sell your house? Would you like to have a contract for full list price or more in less than a week? Here are three easy steps to ensure that your house is one of those ;

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Three Essential Steps to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Most of us were raised by parents who had depression era scarcity beliefs about money and working harder. Some of these beliefs may be instilled in your subconscious. Not convinced? Do any of the

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Home Price Growth at 6-Year High

[1]Data through January 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed average home prices

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The Truth about Realtor

There are a lot of myths about Realtors out there and we receive a lot of bad press and unfair attacks from a lot of people. I'm here to de-bunk some of the common myths about real estate agents. 1.

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Existing Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise

[1]February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, according to the National Association of REALTORD®. Sales have been above year-ago levels

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An Overview of Rural Development Loan Programs

c/o: Robert Linder The mission of rural development programs is to assist low to moderate income rural families qualify for homeownership. Living in rural areas, it can sometimes feel like you

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Why You Shouldn't Give Out Your Zip Code

When it comes to paying with plastic at the cash register, you know the drill. A quick swipe, a signature and the contents of your shopping cart are yours. But sometimes the cashier asks for one

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Terminally Ill and Totally Determined

If nothing else, the amazing story of Iram Leon is one of perseverance. The 32-year-old Leon was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2010, and doctors hope he'll still be alive at age 40. Leon's

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Real Estate Marketing Strategies From Procrastination to Productivity

If you are currently suffering from procrastination, let’s explore why and what you can do about it. You don’t love what you do and you’re not excited about it. If you are not

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Do You Get Satisfaction From Your Job

Let's face it, most people work for money... period! They are only there to get the money they need to support their families and pay their bills. Try to endure whatever they do, take the money and

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The Four Worst Upgrades Homeowners Make

This post has nothing to do with personal space, taste, or comfort. One of the benefits of home ownership is NOT having to get permission to make changes to your space. Instead, let's examine five

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First Time Home Buyers... Heres a Guide

You could become the next happy couple that buys their first home.This section of my website is designed to help you through the buying process. What do first time home buyers need in order to begin

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Creating a Winning Environment

[1]There’s an old business adage that says, “Hire slow and fire fast.” The new mantra seems to be “hire fast and fire fast.” I haven’t decided yet whether hiring

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The Bachelor picks his bride

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Bachelor" with Sean Lowe. Read at your own risk! After all the roses, romantic dates, passionate kisses, and declarations of

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They don't teach home ownership in school

Sadly, No one really teaches Home-ownership and for what could be the largest investment in a persons life, way too many homeowners have no plan for owning and maintaining a home. There is no

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Appraised Value Verses Market Value

Value is based on objective and subjective factors. A home installed with Travertine flooring throughout would have a greater objective value than would a home with concrete floors. Subjective,

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Home Prices Expected to Rise through 2017

The housing recovery is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent through the third quarter of this year, then gain momentum and prices are projected to grow 3.7 percent between the

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There Can Be A Cost By Waiting

Yesterday I wrote a blog titled "Do you think the Interest Rate Is Going To Go Down?" That question is one that I get asked a lot from Borrowers at time of application, when they need to decide to

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Back on Market means Damaged Goods

Does "Back on Market" Mean Your Home is Considered "Damaged Goods"? This is one of those questions that you really hate to answer as a listing agent or as a buyers agent for that matter. As a

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5 Home Selling Tips

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 — Let’s follow up the lament over the lack of listings we posted last month with some practical, data-based tips for the homeowners out there who have decided

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ESCALATION CLAUSE WHAT IS THAT

Have you ever used it when representing a buyer? How did it turn out? Escalation Clause: Buyer makes an offer, if seller gets another offer with a higher net proceeds, then buyer's offer

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Coming to Louisiana Make a Stop in Mandeville

Mandeville is a small town in southeast Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish. The area is known as Louisiana's Northshore because it is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is also just across

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Results of Record Low Home Inventory

I had a listing appointment on Monday and preparing the CMA for the sellers was eye opening. The same thing happened when I was showing homes this past weekend to an out of state buyer. There are

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I Think The Agent Is Shopping My Offer

The Drop Dead Date One way buyers have heard/read to avoid this from happening is to put a drop dead date on the contract. I don't like drop dead dates at all. Why? Because what happens it the date

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Logic makes you think...Emotion makes you act

Making decisions and reacting to situations can be trying at times. The ability to maintain objectivity and keep emotion out of the decision-making process is important in business situations. ;

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Need a low calorie meal for lunch

Ingredients1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon grated lemon zest2 teaspoons all-purpose flour1 cup low-fat (2%) milkKosher salt2 tablespoons Neufchtel or low-fat cream

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Expecting to Get a Tax Refund

Sitting by the mailbox, waiting for your tax refund? Stop waiting and start thinking about the best ways to invest that money in your home. In 2012, the average IRS tax refund was about $3,000. Your

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Guess who is number 1 KW

DALLAS, TEXAS (February 17, 2013) — Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today that it is the largest real estate franchise company by agent count in the United States, with approximately 80

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Why some agents do well

Is that a question you’ve ever asked yourself? Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today’s economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now

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Valentine's Day Surprises

Although chocolates, roses and candlelight dinners are always appropriate for Valentine’s Day, why not let Cupid inspire ideas to bring romance into the bedroom? It’s not just a matter

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WD40 WHO KNEW IT COULD DO THAT

DID YOU KNOW? What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40? Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40? No Cheating..... ... WD-40 ~ Who knew! I had a neighbor who

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Bidding War Its Back

Friday, February 8, 2013 — Redfin this morning released Offer Insights, real-time statistics and notes from Redfin agents about thousands of offers submitted on behalf of our clients. For

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Best Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years

CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed

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Mardi Gras King Cake

Rated: Submitted By: Jo Photo By: JOSEPHINE ♥ ALLRECIPES Prep Time: 1 Hour Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ready In: 4 Hours 30 Minutes Servings: 16 "A sweet yeast dough is

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The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the world-wide-web

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Your Road Map to Success in 2013

It’s the new year. You’ve likely already begun planning how to achieve world domination in 2013. You decided what your budgets will entail, how much you’ll allocate to marketing

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Gen Y Is Ready to Buy

2013 is going to be the year of the first time homebuyer. With home prices rebounding, the job market stabilizing, and mortgages more affordable than ever, the next wave of home buyers are ready to

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How to Spot Fraudulent Rental Posts

Identity thieves have increased their presence in the housing and rental markets making it even more important for potential homebuyers and renters to do due their diligence and know the warning

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Barry Bond is selling his home

$25 million dollars. Although the bulk of Barry Bonds’ career was with the San Francisco Giants, Bonds’ home base was in Los Angeles, where he owns an enormous Mediterranean-style estate

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The Williams Team Monthly eNewsletter

http://thewilliamsteam.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, a real estate glossary, mortgage

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5 Housing Markets Posting Big Recoveries

With a housing market on the mend in many areas, some cities are experiencing big increases in home prices. "What a difference a year makes," says Jed Kolko, Trulia's chief economist. "In 2012,

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7 Ways To Improve Your Homes sell ability

In this economy, houses aren't selling like they used to. However, there are some ways to improve the chances of selling your house. If you have a house on the market, or are considering it, read

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Always looking to expand

The Williams Team is looking to hire real estate professionals in the Mandeville Area! We are generating an average of 400 home buyer leads per month/per area from a wide variety of sources.  

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You better hire a Realtor that knows Technology

Real estate-related searches on Google.com have grown 253 percent over the past four years, according to a joint study from the National Association of REALTORS® and Google. “Increasingly,

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What is the Time Suck Economy

Time is our most precious asset. Yet, we’re wasting far too much of it.It’s called the time suck economy. And it’s available on a smartphone near you.You can waste time these days

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Wake up people the market is shifting

  Shadow inventory contracts as investors snap up foreclosu Current residential shadow inventory continued to fall from peak levels, CoreLogic said in a third quarter report.

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Trey Yuen is the hotspot for Chinese

Trey Yuen is the best Chinese cuisine in the metro area. Although it is only a block from the Causeway, Trey Yuen makes you feel if you're miles from anywhere. The exterior has several koi ponds,

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Whats Driving the Local Market

What's Driving The Looming Activity? In weather terms we have a number of conditions in the housing industry that will collide for a period of time in 2013. Historically low Mortgage Interest.

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Bidding Wars for homes are starting again

Tight inventories of for-sale homes are causing bidding wars on homes to turn “brutal,” The Orange County Register reports. For example, some home buyers in Southern California say they

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This is thinking out side the box

Carefully chosen words and detailed descriptions can help tell the story of a real estate listing, especially a multi-million dollar one. But moving pictures are where it's at for certain luxury

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Dirk Zeller says organize your workspace already

Organizing Your Workspace by Dirk Zeller Do you have an organizational problem? The key questions to consider whether you have one are: What does the top of your desk look like? What do your

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Make sure doing business with the right Agent

LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge sentenced a Las Vegas real estate agent Wednesday to 70 months in prison for participating in a scheme that netted more than $10 million in fraudulent mortgage loans,

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Alabama vs Nortre Dame tonight

Game preview: Alabama (12-1) vs. Notre Dame (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Site: Sun Life Stadium, MiamiLine: Alabama by 9½Series Record: Notre Dame leads 5-1 What's at stake: 

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5 Types Of Buyers this year

With the housing market bottoming in 2012, economists and other experts are becoming increasingly optimistic about the U.S. housing market in 2013. From John Burns Real Estate Consulting: "Assuming

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Bidding Wars Heat Up in Some Areas

Tight inventories of for-sale homes are causing bidding wars on homes to turn “brutal,” The Orange County Register reports. For example, some home buyers in Southern California say they

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Home prices continued to rise

Home prices continued to rise in October with prices up 4.3% annually within the 20-city composite index produced for the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. S&P says the 4.3%

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Mastery Through Details and Focus

This week marks the start of a new year; what an opportunity for a fresh start! You should be on your way for a great year in 2013. The production, deals and income from 2012 are gone and now we can

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Top Steak House on the Northshore

Keith Young's is a great restaurant. The steaks are great. The seafood is also exceptional. On a recent visit, everyone at my table ordered seafood. Two fried softshell crabs, salad and side

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The Barley Oak Mandeville LA

The Barley Oak is becoming one of my favorite Northshore bars.Located on the Mandeville lakefront, the Barley Oak has an incredible view of the lake, great beer, great food and great staff. On

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Sean Payton and the Saints Seal the Deal

That bright light you see up ahead? That's the end of the tunnel, which finally came into clear view when the New Orleans Saints and Coach Sean Payton agreed to a new five-year contract extension on

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Who Wants To Save Energy

Green Light: Three Ways to Save Energy in Your Home   “Red means stop, green means go” - we learn that axiom as children. When it comes to home energy costs, however, going green

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What to do on the Northshore

Covington Farmers Market Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 – Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013Held every Saturday and Wednesday.Covington, LA 70433Website: http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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What is this Fiscal Cliff Thing

A failure on the part of the nation's lawmakers to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff does not spell automatic doom for the mortgage industry or for families wanting to take on new mortgages,

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N Tinis Mandeville hot spot

N' Tini's   This is how I see it....   I happened to go back for a luncheon a few months ago with a several friends and was impressed with the food. In fact, I was quite surprised

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The 5 Biggest Real Estate Stories of 2012

The 5 Biggest Real Estate Stories of 2012 by The KCM Crew on December 26, 2012  42inShare 4 At KCM, we concentrate on the trends that impact the housing market. Here are what

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Hot Market for Foreign Buyers

The 10 markets, ranked by highest share of foreign buyers, according to public records data, are: Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla. North Point

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Housing Trends e Newsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re

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